The death tolls change, the locations vary, but public mass shootings remain a constant in the United States. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 12,504 gun deaths in the country this year alone, and even though mass shootings only account for a tiny fraction of this number (307 or 2.5%), these incidents have left the whole country terrified of their wild unpredictability.

The victims of these shootings were innocent people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This has led many activists to question U.S gun laws, saying that 89 firearms per 100 residents isn't normal. Moreover, a cross-section study found that of all the 50 states, the six states with the strictest gun control had lower suicide rates. Another paper also pointed out that children living in states with stricter gun laws were safer. The list of scientific studies backing-up gun control are numerous, but some people still vehemently disagree with this evidence and argue that guns don't kill people, people do. They also like to spice up the gun control debates by stating that such measures would violate their 2nd amendment rights.

A review of published studies on gun control facts released in October 2003 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was unable to determine any statistically significant effects that would result from such laws, either. It's clear this ongoing debate among Americans isn't slowing down anytime soon, just take a look to the savage roasts on Twitter. However, within the many, many tweets that discuss this subject matter, there are some that lack reason and logic. Luckily, people instantly call them out with perfectly good comebacks. And, to our delight, sometimes they use sarcasm and humor to do so. This time, check out a compilation of some of the best comebacks to pro-gun activists and share your own opinion on the matter in the comments.

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

This needs to be higher.

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Hans
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1 year ago

Removing vehicles from people who did not follow the rules...

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Christina Sersif
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1 year ago

so Armalite rifle is supposed to make it sound better? That's her argument, really?

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Hans
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1 year ago

Youtube features several videos where this Bill O'Reikly guy is evilly owned by teeagers whom he tried to make fun of on live shows. Pathetic.

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Roger Haywood
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1 year ago

Yeah. Thoughts and prayers. Very practical!

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

It's not like the medical community has to deal with all those dead and dying bodies as a result of being shot or anything...

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

America is messed up.

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MammaG
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1 year ago

These diversion tactics are weak. People with GUNS are the ones SHOOTING people. Focus, jackasses.

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

you know what? we Don't have that kind of problem in Canada becase we aren't Fucking moron and Walking in the street with gun in our holster for feeling like mens!

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r3dd3v1lL
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1 year ago

I once had a rather funny discussion with an american that didn't believe "assault rifles" existed as a separate class. Never mind that the first one literally translates from german as "assault rifle". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StG_44

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Jo Smith
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1 year ago

Burn :D

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Victor Rusin
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1 year ago

We need a trolling parents thread ASAP. This should be #1.

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Smoofy
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1 year ago

Hands off Leslie Knope

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Carmen Elena
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1 year ago

Is this tweet for real??

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mulk
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1 year ago

Sorry, not american, so I don't understand this one...

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Andres Tejeda
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1 year ago

Yeah when the government wants to constantly defund education and teachers barley make enough to survive, maybe we should do the cheaper thing and pass common sense gun control, fund mental health programs, and vote out these politicians that are either in the pocket of the NRA or are too lazy to do anything about the problem.

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Janet Allison
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1 year ago

Well Laura if you speak to teens/people the way that you do don’t be surprised when they fire back. Teens are people. Age means nothing. You can be a kind, smart, considerate, and passionate person at any age. You can also be a small-minded, ignorant, self-important bigot at any age as well.

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Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

How the fuck does Sarah Sanders still have her job? Does The Donald know she's a woman, or does she like it when he grabs her by the pussy?

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Sue Arnold
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1 year ago

A terrorist attack just occurred in Bourke St, Melbourne Australia, centre of the city.He used a knife. One man killed, two injured. Passerbys attempted to slow him down with a shopping trolley,witches cones. He was shot by police. One death was one too many, but could you imagine the carnage he could have wrought if he had been armed with a ak-15?

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Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

I'm British, and I still don't understand the need to arm everyone with guns, and I can't turn on the news without the story of another stabbing victim in or around London. Yes, we have an armed division of our police force, but they're only used in extreme circumstances. In America, you get a bullet to the head for carrying around a water pistol, or a Nerf gun.

Pamda Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm American and I don't get it either.

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James Johns
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1 year ago

Shannon watts is protected by armed security. Shes the worst hypocrite out there.

Lucille McGuillicuddy
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1 year ago

My thoughts exactly.

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ThatJeremyKid
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1 year ago

I forgot. People on BP don't always like when you have an opinion that differs from theirs, even slightly.

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

It's called that we don't take care of our own people..that's why we have a high suicide rate. Lack of mental health availability, high suicide rate. Lack of mental health availability, rise in mass shootings. It all comes down to limited access to mental and health services that would allow people to get the help they need. You don't see crap like this going down in socialist countries, do you?

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

An Evil / mad/ isis person tried to massacre Australians in Bourke street mall Melbourne. He used gas cylinders and a knife. The death toll has just reached five as a baby died. THANK GOD he did not have a gun.

ThatJeremyKid
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1 year ago

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No it's not the gun laws or the gun numbers in American hands. If that were the case, all of these active shooting situations would have been happening for YEARS in the US. But it has only been the last 30 or so years that gun violence in THIS way has risen exponentially. So what is the possible culprit? I put my money on media portrayal and the greater connectivity of the internet. People see these other damaged people getting famous and making statements and they think they can achieve the same thing. We saw the same thing happen in the 60s and 70s when we sensationalized serial killers spawning MORE serial killers. Gun laws and gun violence need to be STUDIED and some tighter gun laws are probably going to help but they won't solve the problem. It's a bandaid.

Alex Bailey
Community Member
1 year ago

Then why did it work in Australia? Same problem as the US and now it is solved. You think somehow you are different to other countries that it won't work? Australia had the same worries and they still hunt, haven't been invaded and are much, much safer. Other countries consider their civil rights to be extremely important too. We have rights in the UK, eg to education, health care, freedom of speech etc. I can't think of a freedom that the US has that the UK doesn't. Bar the gun thing, yet we can have guns should we want. The desire isn't there. Our laws are just differently constructed and we receive far more support from our Government as individuals. A country does not have genuine freedom when there are people living in fear.

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okpkpkp
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1 year ago

I sure hope you show up...AND VOTE DEMOCRATIC. We need to get these republikkklan grandpas OUT OF OUR WAY!

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Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

Can someone explain this to me? Starting with who this guy is?

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